WATCH: Cranes Spin In Storm Winds In Downtown Miami

Ahead of the storm, City of Miami officials sent out urgent warnings regarding residents living in the vicinity of construction sites.

There are 20 to 25 construction cranes scattered throughout the City of Miami right now. Those cranes are only able to withstand Category 4 storm winds up to 145 mph.

Currently, Hurricane Irma is classified as a Category 5 storm with 185 mph winds.

Officials are warning residents to evacuate the area.

Those living downtown or in the Brickell and Edgewater areas are especially vulnerable.

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